10 Things Your Kids Will Do If They Are Having A Snow Day In GIFs

145671305If you woke up this boring to the announcement that school has been cancelled, I can pretty much promise your kids will do any number of these things.

Wake Up Before Their Usual Time All Bright Eyed And Bushy Tailed 

Why is it that on normal days you basically have to drag your kids out of bed, and the second it is a snow day they are all awake and cheerful and ready to get this day started?

Ask You Before It Is Even Light Out If They Can Go Sledding 

 Go Out Sledding For 15 Minutes, Come Back In And Drip All Over The Floor 

Kids never stay outside long. It basically took you more time to bundle them up then it takes them to play outside, and then they reward you by forgetting to take their boots off on the doormat.

Demand Hot Chocolate 

With extra mini marshmallows and whipped cream.

Refuse To Drink Hot Chocolate  

Ask To Go Outside Again, This Time To Build A Snowman 

Become Very Cranky When All You Have Are Baby Carrots, And Not Snowman Sized Ones 

Exclaim They Are Bored 

Even though they have rooms to clean, books to read, television to watch, movies to watch and toys to play with. And no school work to do. They will exclaim they are bored.

 Find Your Secret Gift Stash 

You need to go quickly hide wherever you have stashed the presents right now, because if your kids are off school today they will find them. Oh they will.

Check The Weather Every Half Hour And Exclaim They Hope Tomorrow is A Snow Day Too 

And please, for all of our sakes, I hope it isn’t.

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  • LiteBrite

    No snow day for us. We got our big snow day on Sunday (of course we did) when Mother Nature dumped 6+ inches on us throughout the day. But I live in Wisconsin, so that’s nothing for us. :)

    But if we did have a snow day, then the boy would beg to go outside. It would take me 30 minutes to get all his gear on at which point he would go outside for a total of 10 minutes, get pissy because I’ll refuse to pull him around the house in his sled, sexclaim he’s cold, and go back inside making sure to tromp his muddy, wet boots all over the house. I would then have to chase him all over trying to get his wet gear off. I do think though I could convince him to sit the hell down while we watch “Frosty.”

    • keelhaulrose

      I had a friend drive up to Green Bay from Chicago for the Packers game, and her company complaint on the way home was that the interstate was populated with people doing 30. The sign of a true native of the area, nothing messes with our right to drive like idiots.

    • LiteBrite

      I was one of those people doing 30 (I took my son to a children’s play downtown) because the roads were complete crap. If I had known how bad they were, I would’ve just skipped the play and stayed home.

      There is a video going around FB of raw footage of a major car pileup on one of our main interstates. I think something like 50-60 cars were involved. And it wasn’t the only pileup that day. There were at least three others.

    • keelhaulrose

      I’ll admit it’s dangerous. But people around Chicago don’t seem to give a darn. We went to a movie, in a four wheel drive Jeep, with an expert driver behind the wheel (seriously, the hubby has professionally done off-road driving before, he knows how a car is supposed to handle and how to stay out of tricky situations). We got passed by a Dodge Neon and a Porshe while doing about five under the limit (and I mean really passed, not just they went slowly by at the speed limit). Not at all surprised to see the Neon in a ditch a quarter mile later.

      People need to drive cautiously in the snow, but it seems like around here they don’t care, and drive like normal. I saw that video, too. It surprised me how many of those cars didn’t even slow down with the pile-up in front of them.

    • LiteBrite

      People in Milwaukee don’t give a damn either. I was going about 30-35 in my little Cruze and got passed by a VW Passat and a Mini Cooper who were going at least 20 mph more than me.

      I was completely freaked out by the number of people who got out of their cars in that video. I understand people want to be helpful, but geez, people. Stay in your car!

    • keelhaulrose

      It’s a bad situation. If you’re in one of the cars in the front of the accident, and blocked by several other cars, I’d say stay in it. But one of those in the back, when people are coming in at 50 and they’re probably going to hit right about where you’re sitting, I’d have a hard time staying in. I’d get out and as far off the road as I could.
      What scared me was the ones who hopped the median and were standing on the shoulder of the opposite lanes of traffic. Because that side wasn’t speeding or anything, either. And they’re not paying attention to cars on that side, they’re watching the carnage unfold. One out of control car could have taken out 3-4 people and they couldn’t have done anything but get thrown into the divider.

  • G.E. Phillips

    They cancelled school before a single flake even hit the ground this morning. We’re expecting a whopping 2-4 inches here in southwestern CT. Alert FEMA.

    • Megan Zander

      My husband teaches at housatonic, it’s finals, so they didn’t cancel, but we’ve got a decent coating on the shoreline. It’s funny to watch a grown man check the news repeatedly hoping for a snow day like a little kid.

    • G.E. Phillips

      We’re neighbors, sort of!
      Yeah, I have so many friends who are teachers, I love all their mixed reactions to the snow. I have one friend who teaches in a different school district than her kids attend; her district was closed and her kids’ school was open. She was totally stoked.
      I believe the weather that we’re having today, they refer to in states like Michigan as “September.” Lol.

  • Kirsten Larson

    You forgot to add.. Change clothes every half hour (because they’ll get their outfits wet every time they step outside). :-)

    • keelhaulrose

      And that they will insist their sandals or slip-ons are appropriate footwear, and they can’t find their boots.

    • pixie

      I used to insist shorts and tank tops were appropriate snow wear. My parents let me outside in that outfit once (it wasn’t too cold) for a short period of time to try to convince me otherwise, and even though I was shivering, my 6 year old self insisted I was perfectly fine.

    • keelhaulrose

      My five year old came down the stairs the other day after I sent her up to change out of her pajamas into something warmer. She came down the stairs announcing “I bet this is one of mommy’s ‘nope’ outfits!”apparently I’ve fallen into the habit of just saying “nope” when something inappropriate for the season shows up, for example, the sundress she was wearing when it was 18 degrees outside. Mommy says “nope”, kid goes right back upstairs to change.
      I like the “Mommy’s ‘nope’” system. I hope it works until she’s a teenager.

    • pixie

      That’s a great system.

  • Justme

    I’ve been in the house since Thursday night (except for a quick trip to the doctor’s office yesterday) because of the ice storm that hit us late Thursday night. We had school cancelled on Friday and Monday because of it. Twenty minutes of playing in the ice/sleet/snow mix on Friday turned into a fever, coughing and runny nose for my girl on Saturday morning. Soooo….I’m home from school with her on an extended five day weekend.

    • Bethany Ramos

      Where are you in TX? School in never canceled near San Antonio!!

    • Justme

      DFW – we have had about 3-4 inches of ice on our roads since Thursday night.

    • Bethany Ramos

      Dang, I’m jealous! We need more cold down here. :)

    • Justme

      There are even some school districts that are closed today, too. The parking lots are like skating rinks. Major roads are just wet now, but the neighborhood streets are pretty dicey.

  • Alicia Kiner

    In Central Pa, we’re expecting anywhere from 1-5 inches of snow throughout the day, and so far, my kids are in school. The roads are just wet, so I COULD be running errands, except I can’t, in case they close school, I have to be here to answer the dang phone. They refuse to call my cell phone. Jerks.

  • Jessica

    It’s because of days like this that I have DVRd every Christmas special on TV since before Thanksgiving. But I am down to 1 Diet Coke, so I may have to risk our lives in these 3 inches of snow and make it to the grocery store, because I can’t face these little people on minimal caffeine and chemicals. Tough times.

    • keelhaulrose

      My parents offered to babysit Sunday night during our snow storm. There was no way four inches of snow was going to stop me from taking advantage.

    • Alicia Kiner

      Sunday we had free babysitting while my hubby and I went to see Trans Siberian Orchestra. No way was 2-3 inches of snow going to make us miss THAT.

  • NicknamesAreDull

    I’m in SoCal.
    It’s 48. This morning, it was 36 and I was upset because my run time was sucky. Snow makes me die a little inside.

    • Brokeass Mirror

      It’s also been windy as hell

  • http://twitter.com/mariaguido Maria Guido

    Aww – I miss snow! I’m jealous.

  • keelhaulrose

    We got snow Sunday, and our area doesn’t fu-k around with plowing. Of course, it was four inches, and the school district has the “get your ass out the door, you wimp” attitude. Four inches doesn’t cancel much of anything, and nothing was closed early, either. That said, it’s cold out there, and we’ve been avoiding the outside because the walk home from bus stop results in red faces, I don’t want kidcicles, especially since my toddler refuses to wear headwear outside (inside she’s putting everything on her head).

  • Rachel Sea

    I’m hoping for a little snow. Overnight weather has been in the teens this week, it was so cold last night my car was frozen shut this morning. We never used to get snow, but the last 15 or so years we’ve gotten a dusting most years, just enough to call snow day. The only time I’m not annoyed by strange kids screwing around in my yard is when they are scrabbling to build snowmen before it all melts.

    • keelhaulrose

      I have a friend from Texas who said they got a dusting of snow once and everything shut down. I was flabbergasted, and pointed out she and everyone she knows owns a truck or SUV, and they have a four wheel drive feature on the off chance you get stuck in a dusting of snow. No dice, no one felt comfortable driving in it. Around here anything less than three inches and you still see people driving their rear-wheel drive sports cars around like the roads are dry. They might slow down in more than three inches, but then again they think they own the road, so it’s anyone’s guess.

    • Rachel Sea

      I don’t think the snow has ever genuinely shut much of anything down, except for the schools. I suspect it’s a combination of limiting liability, and the district letting the kids go play in snow in case it never happens again. Driving in snow is a skill, though, so I’m very happy if the people who don’t know how choose to stay home, it makes my commute a breeze.

    • pixie

      I’m pretty sure both Vancouver and Toronto have called in the Canadian army for a couple inches of snow. To be fair, I think they were expecting a lot worse, but it’s still funny.
      And it always frustrates me how in my area, which is not a stranger to heavy snow, a lot of people seem to freak out on the roads when there is the tiniest bit of snow. Also, they freak out when it rains in the summer (not giant thunderstorm rain, but light summer shower rain).

    • Natasha B

      Haha yes! We get snow from November to May, and yet the first snow every freaks the F out and forgets how to drive. There were 500+ snow related accidents in Minneapolis Monday. Eye roll.

  • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

    This is so spot-on, Eve!

  • Natasha B

    Yes. Exactly. Thank goodness we only get a snow day like once every 2 years. (We live in a very well snow plowed/ice trucked suburb in MN) if it ain’t over 2feet, we keep going.

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